This is a list of articles regarding Pennsylvania in this week's Wall Street Journal. Chances are I missed something, but these are the articles that caught my eye.
It should be noted that I routinely do not read the editorials in the WSJ. So any discussions of the state, its elected officials, businesses, or citizens, in editorials will not be mentioned here.
Nope, no PA politicians this week, but some politics in Pennyslvania.
According to “Obama intensifies push for seniors’ support,” by Amy Chozick (5/27), of Pennsylvania voters over 65, 63% voted for Sen. Clinton in the commonwealth’s primary.
Robert Toll of Toll Brothers gives Minnesota a failing grade in an assessment of regional housing markets, as noted in “Foreclosure bill puts a governor on hot seat,” by Amy Merrick (5/28). In “AMR, Home Depot and Hershey gain,” by Rob Curran (5/28), Toll Brothers stock is up 1.6%
Brief notes: U.S. Steel of Pittsburgh (5/29)
Dan Lerner of Merion is a Hydrox cookie fan (as was my grandfather), according to “Hydrox redux: cookie duels Oreo, again,” by Christopher Rhoads (5/28)
Laurie Woodward of Pittsburgh writes a blog devoted to a particular cookbook, as noted in “Latest web bloggers give cooking the books a whole new meaning,” by Lee Gomes (5/28).
Wharton grad George Karibian is one of the examples given in “New law makes escape tougher for tax exiles,” by Martin A. Vaughan (5/28)
Other Interesting Tidbits
Take note, Gov. Rendell, “Dallas utility to install 3 million ‘smart meters’,” by Rebecca Smith (5/27). Note: “The meters are part of an important trend to help consumers control electricity use and to help utilities cut operative costs, and improvie electricy-system reliability.” Rendell would like to bring smart meters to Pennsylvania.
Hey, people, don’t mess with the chocolate. Seriously. See “Candy companies blame higher prices on hedge funds’ chocolate cravings,” by Aaron O. Patrick (5/28).
One of the things I like about Sen. Obama, from “Candidates split sharply on Bush’s no child left behind law,” by Anne Marie Chaker and Amy Chozick (5/29):
Sen. Obama wants to see parents – not just schools – held accountable, by requiring districts to adopt school-family contracts that lay out expectations for student behavior, attendance and homework, the campaign says.”